Blaeu: North Rhine-Westphalia / Lower Saxony
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North Rhine - Westphalia / Lower Saxony
Historical map of the former county of Bentheim-Steinfurt.
„COMITATUS BENTHEIM ET STEINFURT: AUCTORE IOANNE WESTERBERG M. DOCT. et MATH.“
Map of the former county of Bentheim (Lower Saxony) and Steinfurt (North Rhine-Westphalia) with the bordering areas.
Original coloured copper engraving after the cartographer Johann Westenberg (1595 – 1636), "Atlas Major" published by Joan Blaeu (1596 – 1673), Amsterdam 1662, verso: text written in Latin.
Plate size: 38 cm x 50 cm
Very decorative map with beautiful original colour and gold leaf gilding. Copper engraving printed on heavy paper, paper slightly toned due to age, wide margins, excellent condition.
Cp.: Koeman: Vol. I, Germania – sheet 243